MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Four teens are in custody for slamming a stolen vehicle into a 54-year-old woman on Madison’s south side Wednesday afternoon.
Madison police said the victim sustained minor injuries from the crash, which happened at the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and Emil Street around 4:28 p.m.
After crashing the vehicle, the teens tried to escape on foot but officers eventually caught up to them and arrested them.
Madison police said that the four teens arrested are “part of a group that has gained media attention in recent months for an ongoing crime spree that includes numerous cars being stolen,” according to a Madison police report.
Inside the stolen car police found items that did not belong to the car’s owner, including a knife, ski mask, gifts cards and a Waunakee man's credit cards. Madison police said that a Waunakee man’s house was recently burglarized.
The 16-year-old driver of the stolen car was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, hit-and-run causing injury, failing to obey traffic signal and driving without a valid driver’s license. One of the passengers was arrested for being a passenger in a stolen car and felony bail jumping.